VIVERGO FUELS have said that construction at their Saltend site is now in the final stages and commissioning has started in some areas of the plant.
As part of the commissioning activity, the very first wheat was delivered to the bioethanol plant on Tuesday 3rd April 2012.
It’s expected that the Vivergo will take 1,200 tonnes of wheat in the first two weeks of operation – a figure which will rise further as the plant comes fully on stream.
Mike Ayers, Frontier Humber Gold Club manager (the exclusive supplier of grain for the site) said:
“The grain that’s being delivered now is the tip of a 1.1 million tonne iceberg! It’s very exciting both for Frontier and our farmers that are now supplying the plant. This is a huge new home, creating significant new demand for UK farmers’ grain and it’s today that farmers will start to reap the rewards.”
The Vivergo bio-refinery, which will be one of the largest in Europe, will start production in late Spring 2012.